John 4:27

“And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vpon this came his disciples, and marueiled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou, or, Why talkest thou with her?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, "What do You seek? or, "Why do You speak with her?""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And upon this came his disciples; and they marvelled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her?
- Basic English Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and wondered that he spoke with a woman; yet no one said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?
- Darby Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
- Webster's Bible

Just then His disciples came, and were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. Yet not one of them asked Him, "What is your wish?" or "Why are you talking with her?"
- Weymouth Bible

At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, "What are you looking for?" or, "Why do you speak with her?"
- World English Bible

And anoon hise disciplis camen, and wondriden, that he spak with the womman; netheles no man seide to hym, What sekist thou, or, What spekist thou with hir?
- Wycliffe Bible

And upon this came his disciples, and were wondering that with a woman he was speaking, no one, however, said, `What seekest thou?' or `Why speakest thou with her?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 4:27


4:27 His disciples marvelled that he talked with a woman - Which the Jewish rabbis reckoned scandalous for a man of distinction to do. They marvelled likewise at his talking with a woman of that nation, which was so peculiarly hateful to the Jews. Yet none said - To the woman, What seekest thou? - Or to Christ, Why talkest thou with her?


People's Bible Notes for John 4:27


Joh 4:27 His disciples . . . marvelled that he talked with the woman. His disciples had left him alone at the well, while they went to the village of Sychar to buy food (Joh 4:8). They wondered that he should talk with a "woman", and especially with a "Samaritan" woman. It was considered by the Jews indecorous to talk with a woman in public, and the rabbis held that to talk with such an inferior creature was beneath the dignity of a doctor of the law. This illustrates the state from which woman has been lifted by the Gospel.

Discussion for John 4

  • Irene123
    Jesus told the Samaritan woman she had had five husbands because He was God MANIFEST in the flesh and so He KNEW she had had 5 husbands. He stopped at that well also because He knew she would be there and also because He knew she had a heart for the things of God. He even knew her before the foundation of the world, just like He knew you and I.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Mr. William; The Lord was speaking to the woman about salvation; and when He draws anyone to Himself to be saved, He will always shine His Light upon our innermost selves, and on our sins, so that we repent of the sins, and have a true conversion; that He may purge us from the sins, by faith in Him. Many are interested in some way to hear about Jesus; but don't want to be convicted of their sins!
  • William Lambert
    I'm not sure why Jesus told the woman she had five husbands.
  • Irene123
    Jesus 'must needs go through Samaria'; because that was the only way one could get to Galilee. And it wasn't an easy walk. But He KNEW there was a woman in Samaria that was hungry for what he had; He knew she was open to His message. Jesus knows our needs, desires - even before we do. But - that does not mean we will accept His truth when our eyes are opened.
  • Steve morrow
    acts 4:12 neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved---john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved---philippians 2:21 for all seek their own not the things which are CHRISTS---luke 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY
  • Donna Wilkins
    I did not live in the days of Christ, but never the less I have unwavering faith in Him because of the love and miracles that He has preformed in my behalf and my family. I am far from perfection but His merciful hand has reached out to even me. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and we believe that God has a perfect Glorified physical and spirit body. See Joseph Smith

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